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What is high blood pressure or hypertension?

High blood pressure or hypertension refers to a condition where your heart has to consistently work harder to pump blood around your body. Your heart pumps blood through the blood vessels to the body's organs and the higher the pressure in your system, the more strain is placed on your heart and your organs. If untreated, the vessels called arteries can stiffen and narrow, making it easier for fatty material to clog them up and cause heart and circulatory diseases or heart attack and stroke. You can find more information on hypertension is available on the HSE Website.

Why get a blood pressure check?

The only way to find out if you have it is to get your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure does not usually have any symptoms. It is estimated that about two thirds of people aged over 50 years in Ireland have high blood pressure**. Hypertension is a leading cause of stroke, heart disease and heart attacks**

Is the Blood Pressure Checking Service suitable for me? 

The service is available from Boots stores nationwide*, and it suitable for persons aged 16 years and over.

How often should I get my blood pressure checked?

• If you are 40 years or older, it’s recommended you have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.

• It’s recommended you have your blood pressure checked at least once every 5 years if you’re 18 to 39 years and you're healthy with no family history of high blood pressure

• Your doctor might recommend you get your blood pressure checked more frequently if you take medication for high blood pressure or have certain medical conditions or take certain prescription only medicines


The fee for the service is €5



Book an appointment online or visit a Boots store providing the service*

You can do this online here: Book appointment


Go to the pharmacy counter

One of the trained healthcare team will take your blood pressure measurement in the private consultation room



You will be provided with your results and advice on what to do if your measurements are outside recommended ranges

How long will this take?

The blood pressure check appointment will take between less than 10 minutes. We will ask you to avoid moving for a few minutes before we take the measurement and give you a results sheet to take away with you. If your blood pressure is raised your pharmacist might refer you to your doctor or recommend having it measured over the course of a full day to help get more information, such as through 24 hour monitoring.

You can find out more about our 24-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring Service here.

Where can I avail of the Blood Pressure Check Service?

The service is currently available in most Boots pharmacy stores*. You can check appointment availability here.

How do I prepare for my Blood Pressure Check appointment?

• We request that you don’t take any caffeine containing drink or don’t smoke (if you are a smoker), for at least 30 minutes before your appointment

• Please also wear a top with thin light fabric or loose sleeves as the device cuff will be fitted to your upper arm in order to take your blood pressure

*Service subject to specially trained team member availability. Selected stores only. Eligibility criteria and charge applies. Ask your Boots pharmacist for details. Eligibility criteria applies.